Fruit facts are not often researched. If there is not a label on it telling us what is in it, or the benefits of eating it, how will we know? I have gathered a few of the more popular fruits, and decide to find a share a few fruit facts about each.
Apple Fruit Facts:
The apple was introduced to America by early settlers, who brought apple seeds with them. Records of the Massachusetts Bay Company indicate that apples were grown in New England as early as 1630. Seeds were carried by missionaries, traders, and Native Americans. One man alone, John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed, was responsible for extensive plantings of apple trees in the midwestern United States.
Apples are a high in fiber, vitamin c and potassium. They are low in sodium, and almost fat free. They say " an apple a day, keeps the doctor away." Apples are natures toothbrush. They are a great addition to your diet.
Storage: Apple slices can be kept fresher in a bowl of water and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Apricot Fruit Facts:
The fruit, somewhat smaller than a peach, is known for its delicate flavor. It is marketed fresh, as well as dried and packed. Large quantities are canned or pulped for jam making. California is the leading producers in the United States. Apricots are high in vitamins A and C. They are both cholesterol free and sodium free. Apricots are a good source of potassium.
Storage: Store in a paper bag to keep fresh
Avocado's Fruit Facts:
In the United States avocado is popular as a salad vegetable, and in the tropics it is often used in soup. The tree is extensively cultivated in the southern United States and California. They are high in fat, containing up to 20% oil. Avocados are very rich in protein.
Storage: You can help your avocado's ripen, by storing them in a paper bag. You can keep them in the warmest part of your fridge for several days.
There are so many different types of fruits available, you will be able to find something, that fits your tastes. By learning the fruit facts, you can better decide what types of fruits you want to add to your diet.